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22/09/2021

Man granted anonymity remanded in custody as he returned for trial on drug supply charges

Derry courthouse
A man who has been granted anonymity has been returned for trial to Derry Crown Court on a series of drug charges. The man appeared at a preliminary enquiry at the local Magistrate's Court today. He was charged with being concerned in the supply of cannabis on 11 December 2017 and three similar charges. He was also charged with offering to supply cocaine on 7 February las tyear and three charges if supplying class B drugs the following day. The man was further charged with being concerned in the making of an offer to supply cocaine and offering to supply Diazepam on 13 and 28 February respectively the same year. He he also faced two charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply on 14 March 2018 and two charges of supplying cocaine and Diazepam on dates between 1 November 2016 and 15 March 15 last year. It was accepted there was a case to answer and there were no contrary submissions. The man said he did not wish to call any witnesses or make any statement at this stage. He was returned for trial to Derry Crown Court on 21 February and remanded in custody.

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